Bird's Nest Pudding

6 tart apples

1/2 pint thick sour cream

1/2 teaspoonful salt

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoonful bicarbonate soda

Pare and core the apples, and put them in a baking-dish. Dissolve the soda in a tablespoonful of water and add it to the cream; add the salt, beat together a moment, and stir in the flour. Pour this, now a stiff batter, over the apples. Bake in a moderate oven forty-five minutes. Serve hot with sugar and butter.

Baked Indian Pudding

1 quart boiling milk

1 quart cold milk

1 teaspoonful salt

1/2 pint molasses

1 1/2 cupfuls yellow Indian meal

2 tablespoonfuls ground ginger

Add the cornmeal to the boiling milk in a double boiler and stir until it slightly thickens; then add the molasses, the salt and the ginger. Cook until the consistency of mush. Empty into a baking-dish and pour over the quart of cold milk. Bake in a moderate oven about four hours. Serve hot with hard sauce.

Grandmother's Apple Pudding

4 large apples

2 cupfuls stale dry breadcrumbs

1 teaspoonful cinnamon

1/4 nutmeg, grated

5 eggs

Pare and chop the apples, mixing quickly with the bread-crumbs. Separate the eggs and beat the yolks; add to the crumbs, then add the cinnamon and the nutmeg; mix carefully and stir in the well beaten whites of the eggs. Pour into a greased mould and boil three hours. Raisins, dates or figs may be substituted for the apples.

Dutch Apple Pudding

3 eggs

1 1/2 cupfuls milk

3 cupfuls flour

2 tablespoonfuls butter

2 teaspoonfuls baking-powder

Separate the eggs, beat the yolks and add the milk; add the melted butter and flour. Beat with an egg-beater for about two minutes, add the baking-powder and beat two minutes longer. Fold in the well beaten whites. Turn into a shallow greased baking-pan and place over the top, pressing them down into the batter, sufficient quarters of apples to cover the pudding. Dust thickly with granulated sugar, using at least a half pound, and bake in a quick oven half an hour. Serve hot with orange or hard sauce or milk. Peaches, huckleberries, blackberries and raspberries may be substituted for the apples.